…and tell me about your world We can trade ideas and tell tales, and watch the world go by Or we can rest in silence In each other’s company, and just be.
If you’d like, you can tell me what makes you happy And if the happiness comes from the swirling world around you Or the calm world within How do you crawl out of the sadness and uncertainty that we all experience from time to time?
You can let me know how feeling safe is the steel that holds you up And if you’re able to create a haven to always surround you I’ll bet some of your childhood memories have followed you through your life Do you recall both the good and bad, or only the ones that made you feel snug and protected?
You can tell me about a time when you risked your life to save another human being To save man’s best friend Or the time when you rescued an entangled moth in a diabolical spider’s web How far have you gone?
You can let me know what’s up with people who shun others who are not like them Fear, self-righteousness, or down right stupidity are the likely culprits I’ll bet you don’t have any logical answers Because this hatred isn’t based in logic, is it?
You can share how you keep your health at the center of your being Because we both know that it’s the most important possession we have I’m sure we have both struggled with the opposing weights of health and dis-ease Where do you find the strength to shield others from your personal concerns?
And tell me about the challenges you face with striking a balance between selfishness and giving How you ensure your rest while never missing out on having fun Planning for the future seems logical But living in the moment is more important, isn’t it?
Tell me how you roll with the seasons The seasons of your life, of daily changes, the seasons that bring us both glorious and challenging weather Do you feel compelled to resist Or do you take the simpler path and embrace whatever comes your way?
And tell me some of your secrets And who else knows of them And why you hide them from your friends, your family, the world Are they private thoughts or misdeeds that are not really part of your character?
None of these questions really need answers The answers will likely change with time anyway Why don’t we just rest in the calmness of silence
Won’t you just come and sit with me a while?